All students will experience moments of celebration and of challenge over their time at Cathedral and potentially face difficult life events at home too. It’s part of our role as a school to support all students through any challenging periods and ensure they can continue engaging in all aspects of school life. We offer a range of support, within school and through outside agencies, which is detailed below:
- A PSHE programme which focuses on educating students about health and well being, living in the wider world and relationships. The programme also teaches students useful coping strategies to deal with things such as difficult situations, stress and anxiety whilst building resilience and self-esteem.
- A dedicated Safeguarding, attendance and Student Liason Officers which support students with any challenges they are facing both in and out of school. The Safeguarding Team will provide a regular point of contact to students and have weekly catch up meetings about well being.
- Form tutor groups and Achievement Leaders work hard to build positive relationships with students and offer a daily point of contact for a student to speak to if they are experiencing problems.
- Regular assemblies and external speakers on a number of well being topics.
- Our onsite school nurse, Wakefield school nurse, Chaplain and Education Welfare Officer offer students a safe space to discuss and talk about physical or mental health concerns. Referrals can be made to outside agencies if our staff feel like any student would benefit from extra support.
- Work with outside agencies such as CAMHS, Kooth and The Cross Project which offer one to one and small group workshops on a variety of topics such as building confidence, tackling anxiety and anger management.